Existential crisis of the week: I like to have problems when they’re about choice of moisturizing cream, the perfect size for new boots (I’m almost always between 2 sizes, like God wants me to go barefoot), indecision between black or navy, that kind of things. But when these little unsignificant matters become never solved, I don’t find them cute anymore.
The thing is, I change perfume like mood swings and it has started to really bother me not to have a “smell identity“. I admit this sounds like dog language, but when I smell a frangance randomly and it reminds me of someone (can be a good friend or an ex-boyfriend, you never know if the smell will make you smile or sick) I wonder if people are ever reminded of me randomly when they run to catch a train, walk into a store, fight to get the last size 36,… Out-of-the-blue!
I can count in the past 10 years at least 15 differents scents that have been sprayed on my body and none of them have ever lasted more than one (maybe 2, but unfinished) bottle… That’s how I started to collect them and got out of control!
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic
Now finally I picked ONE favorite fragrance, the freshest and discrete one which will never bore me because it’s like pure happiness. However, it turns out to be a summer scent and when I put it on my Xmas list (the 1st bottle is almost dead) I wondered: do I need to have one winter and one summer fragrance? Is life really THAT complicated?
I don’t care if I’ll smell like a blooming orange tree when trees are actually covered in snow looking like bags of bones and I’ll even high-hat all the ladies’ sugar-vanilla flavoured perfumes that give headaches and bad ideas to men. Watch out bitches, I’ll blow your mind with my delicate mandarin-basilic flavoured fists!
Last little bracket of this interlude on my life, I found a battle of perfumes on a blog that confront my innocent Guerlain fruit basket to Marc Jacobs’ Orange Splash. It goes without saying – I didn’t read it (no need to get confused again) but the author seems to takes the perfume case so seriously (which I don’t, at all) I thought I’d share it with you:
Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic (with orange blossom, white peony, green tea, ivy, Roman camomile, mandarin, basil, amber and sandalwood) VS Orange Splash by Marc Jacobs (bergamot, mandarin, neroli, tamarind, water mint, freesia, white rose, moss, tonka bean amber, musk and blonde woods)